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Pencils of Promise Founder & CEO Adam Braun Rings Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange

--Braun promotes 100th school and Schools4All campaign with NYSE bell ringing--
For Release: 18 Dec 12

On Thursday, December 27 Adam Braun, Founder & CEO of Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell to highlight the organization’s progress and promote its current campaign, Schools4All

Pencils of Promise believes every child should have access to quality education. PoP was founded with $25 and in just four years has broken ground on more than 100 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America. They have delivered 4 million education hours to children and developed programs to train teachers and provide student scholarships as well. Visit to learn more.

Schools4All is a movement of students for students which encourages students in the United States to come together to raise funds to educate children around the world. Money raised during the campaign goes to Pencil of Promise’s programs in Ghana, Guatemala, Laos and Nicaragua. At the conclusion of the Schools4All campaign on January 31, 2013, one school will be selected and will win a visit from Pencils of Promise celebrity spokesperson, Justin Bieber. For more information on the Schools4All campaign, visit


Thursday, December 27, 2012

NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street

3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building

4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings

Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or 


Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.


For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell. 

About Pencils of Promise

Founded with only $25 dollars, in four years PoP has broken ground on more than 100 schools in Ghana, Laos, Nicaragua, Ghana and Guatemala and delivered more than 4M education hours. Together, we build sustainable schools, partnerships and solutions to enable basic education for underserved children in the developing world. We are proof that a generation empowered will empower the world: one child, one pencil at a time. (Source: Pencils of Promise)